Audi To Provide 40 A3 e-trons For “Electric Mobility Showcase” In Germany

MAY 13 2015 BY MARK KANE 7

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Starting in mid April, Audi began providing a fleet of 40 A3 Sportback e-trons, which  are being tested in Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart through the Electric Mobility Showcase support program (a joint initiative of the German government and the automotive industry).

The fleet is divided into three parts to gather experience of plug-in hybrids in the real world.

  • In Berlin 15 cars will be used to commute between home and places of work in an urban setting
  • In Munich 10 test candidates without own private charging point will test publicly accessible charging
  • In Stuttgart 15 cars will be in use at private households and delivery services

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi said:

“The first time we were involved in the Electric Mobility Showcase in 2012, we gleaned valuable insights into how purely electric driving copes in everyday operation. We are now taking this involvement a stage further with the Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron, our first production model with plug‑in hybrid drive. Our aim is to analyze how our cars handle a variety of everyday situations, what the participants of the trial expect of them and how that squares with their actual experience.”

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7 Comments on "Audi To Provide 40 A3 e-trons For “Electric Mobility Showcase” In Germany"

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So… more info or links to eTron A3… how big a battery… how many ev miles… etc. Love the idea of the Jetta/Golf/a3 Sportback wagon plug in hybrid. Better yet how about an eA3… where the extra wagon space adds some extra kWh.
More details please. My recent test drive of the eGolf has me interested.

A test? The Leaf and Volt have been available for more than 4 years now.

Here’s the link I was looking for…
20 ish miles electric… so Ford CMax Energi range… not bad… 50 ish would be tons better.

“We need to make more field tests.” is a common delay tactics.

The mobility showcases here are crapp. If i weren’t interested that much in EVs i wouldn’t even know they exist… For example there was a rented room in Stuttgart for 1-2 year where they presented mainly e-bikes. The location had no parking spots, and was at a big road trough the city. It didn’t even looked like you were welcome.
Great, not.

Give me one and I will test it for you.